Best Modern Drummers987654 The best modern drummers with double bassing, and overall speed, and difficulty.
The Top Ten
Probably the best metal drummer ever. He could do it all. He was a master at almost all aspects of drumming. He was also a musical genius. He wrote most of Avenged Sevenfold's greatest hits. Jimmy could also laid down some of the fastest beats. Just listen to songs like Unholy Confessions, Chapter Four, Beast and the Harlot, Burn it Down, Almost Easy, A Little Piece of Heaven, and although he didn't actually record Nightmare and Welcome to Family, he wrote those ones.
R.I.P. Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan
Jimmy had more talent on drums than anyone, and he was only 28. Imagine if he had never passed away.. Jimmy defined Musical Genius. RIP REV
James Owen Sullivan was a legend. I don't think there will ever be another that could ever match his talent and overall speed and accuracy. It's so disappointing that the good have to die so young. He has been my recent inspiration to get behind the kit again. May he always be remembered in the drummer's circle.
Yeah! The rev is one of my favorite drummer! he has speed with hand and his feet, high technically, and creative drummer I've ever heard! Rev for number 1! The Rev have ability and strength when play drums.Same like mike portnoyV 5 Comments
Travis is way better than Greiner. Travis has way more passion in what he does. Not only was he in plus 44 and now back in blink 182. But he has done covers and played for other bands when they wanted a sick drummer to play in their song. Rappers, punk bands, metal bands and a bunch more of genres have used travis barker before. I'd say that's a pretty good drummer
This guy should be #1... The speed and timing of the drums to the music is superb. Travis Barker really puts some extra topping to the blink 182 songs. He is not only a good replacement for scott raynor but he surpasses scott's talent and took blink to a totally new level!
Travis plays some great beats! Unlike a lot of drummers his beats are very unpredictable! His influence makes the songs fresh and fun to listen to! One of the best drummers around!
For me, Travis is more speed than technque, he lake of technique, but I'd like his style!V 7 Comments
His cymbal set up is sick man, he is a very talented dude who has extremely talented creativity in his beats, fill ins, and everything. Why don't you guys listen to august burns red songs before you vote? I recommend you guys not to listen to august burns red songs because you all will piss on your pants due to their awesomeness.
ROFL lars ulrich is surely a modern drummer laugh out loud.
Why the heck is jordan mancino higher? He deserves to stay with matt greiner due to his skills too.
Srsly, I tell you matt greiner is another awesome drummer that has appeared to this world.
There are many great drummers in the world and Matt Greiner is one of them. Everything about his drumming style is awesome. He is most creative drummer I know. When I listen to his beats in his songs, I'm speechless. He goes hard in the paint.
He is definitely one of the best today. If you don't like Hardcore or Metalcore than just ignore the music, and just listen to the talent this guy has. Is hands thing as fast as his brain. Why isn't Luke Holland on here?
Matt is not only a great drummer but also a awesome human being. If you have ever had the fortune of meeting him, you walk away a better person! Very creative isnf thorough in his writing.V 7 Comments
I suppose the Rev is a decent #1, don't get me wrong he is in my top three for modern drummers, which half of this list certainly is not. But Travis Barker 1% behind him for number two? In this information age we have access to any music at any time. Please, somebody justify Travis Barker's place on this list, let alone his #2 spot. No, I'm not inferring he's unqualified for the modern portion like the great Chad Smith (RHCP was 80's), but that he is unqualified for the great portion, and hardly qualified for the drummer portion. It pains me to see a talented and musical drummer like Jordison so far behind this generation's closest thing to Lars Ulrich. Okay, he's not that bad, but he certainly makes more of a diva of himself.
when it comes to drumming, his name always strike 1st... joey rules! jimmy's good too
This guy can go amazingly fast on the double bass and the toms... What more can you ask for?
One of the most versatile drummers ever to have walked the earth. He's usually involved in a lot of side projects like the rock supergroup 'Chickenfoot'. Definitely deserves to be on the list
Chad has appeared on 52 albums to date need I say more?
One of the best of this generation alongside Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins and Phil Selway. Just listen to his skills on Purple Stain (amazing outro), By The Way, Brendan's Death song and pretty much all of Stadium Arcadium album. Absolute beast.
Chad's Drumming brings the RHCP's together. He is surely one of the best ever. Of course this is a subjective matter, but Chad has my vote with no reservations.
We'll Mike is officially the best drummer in the world... So...
Mike is the best drummer I ever knowV 1 Comment
One of the best can't wait to see him join the stage with mike portnoy
If you don't know this drummer you need to educate your self. You Tube, Rush.V 2 Comments
Josh works his hardest on stage, and in some parts of the shows the crowd is carrying him on a wooden platform that holds him playing the drums
He can fully support half of a famous band without any one thinking they need more
The energy he puts into his playing is truly astonishing, and his hands work at lightning speed in some songs, spooky jim is my hero
Slick interbeats,V 7 Comments
Danny is the best. Period. But really, how come Mike Portnoy isn't higher on the list?
How come Carey isn't #1? Especially for his unrivaled composure. His use of polyrhythms and tabla incorporation within Tool definitely make him deserving of the number one spot for modern drummer (if not best of all time) for rock music. His precision is unmatched. HE IS THE GOD OF PERCUSSION! YOU PEOPLE DON'T KNOW TALENT!
Danny should be #1, his time signatures are unconventionalV 1 Comment
If you listen to Blake Richardson's music, you will realize that he far surpasses the limited bounds of the many artists that are listed before him.
This man is only getting better. his work with Between The Buried And Me is unbelievable. - Prelude
Should be number one on this list. Go listen to the great misdirect.
He should be #1. Incredible drummer.V 2 Comments
This man is my favorite drummer. He is so incredible and it is so emotional. He has boundless energy and he is a beast!
LISTEN TO 'DO OR DIE' YOU'LL COME TO KNOW YOURSELF
Because he's AMAZING! *_* GOD OF DRUMS!
He makes the most out a very simple and affordable drum set-up and gives players like us in the real world a chance to know that you don't have to have a thirty-thousand dollar set up to sound incredible and also that your kick doesn't need to be huge to get a powerful sound. His timing signatures are sick and he stays locked in way better than a lot of metal drummers out there. anyone with a brain cell can do blasts, gravity blasts and heel to toe. However, using them in a musical setting rather than to just play fast takes talent. welcome to the world of drumming noobs.
How is he not in the top 3 man? Travis Barker? Haha you've gotta be kidding. Tre runs rings around blink 182
Best drummer in the present world.
He helped his bandmates from Green Day to create the new era of pop punk in the mid 90's That is a big deal
Great as an singer guitarist and drummer! Complete musician!
Drummer for Muse, and brings the power to muse! Bringing, drum beats that go incredibly well with what the band is looking for; it makes up a good portion of the band. If you are doubting me, then take a listen to songs such as "Resistance", "Assassin", "Exo-Politics", "Apocalypse Please", and "Stockholm Syndrome", and that's just the start! It's pretty awesome how they incorporate such a strong beat in their music.
Even if you're not a huge Muse fan, do yourself a favour and pick up a copy of their dvd, live from Wemberley Stadium. If you can even copy that, (let alone dream it up in the first place), you are doing extremely well! Easily #1 modern era drummer in my book!
Umm how is Chad Smith ahead if Dom? And why aren't he and Dave Grohl in the top 10?V 1 Comment
I feel like this list is just a popularity contest. If you just look at the amounts of comments here just for tony you can see that he should be in first. for those of you who don't think so and don't know him please look him up before you vote and I'm sure you will change your mind. Personally I think if you don't see he's the best then you just don't understand drumming.
Clearly the best maybe not as popular, but he can play all style's, and all the list no Dennis chambers really. Today's gospel drummers are killing this list when played correctly add arron spears also!
Kill all style's. His rhythm's can't be touched, speed power, and most danceable on the list. The only drummer touching linear drumming of hip hop gosple, and all style etc. The best hands down!V 2 Comments
The drummer from System Of A Down who won DRUM! Magazine's 2006 Drummer of the year. - Prelude
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List StatsUpdated 26 May 2017
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2. Chad Smith
3. Jimmy Sullivan
2. Mike Portnoy
3. Neil Peart